New York’s Republican mayor isn’t backing Rob Astorino for county executive — even though the Republican touted the endorsement during a debate Wednesday and campaign literature.
Astorino had the picture to prove it.
Bloomberg and Astorino met last month and had a substantive discussion, though there was a misunderstanding that an endorsement actually took place, said Astorino’s Spokesman William O’Reilly.
“The error was mine and mine alone. I apologize for the misunderstanding,” O’Reilly said.
The Bloomberg campaign did not return calls Thursday.
The Spano campaign said it shows that Astorino has been misleading the public during this race.
“It’s just another example that this guy doesn’t tell the truth,” Spano Spokesman Paul Bader said of Astorino. “It’s another example of inaccurate statements he keeps on making.”
The Spano camp, earlier in the day, had called on Astorino’s campaign to pull all of its misleading advertisements — ones that were cited by a fair campaigns group.
The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee on Wednesday faulted Astorino for five complaints made by the Spano campaign and made two against the Spano campaign.